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Top 5 Family Memberships (KABOOM Awards Winners)

Who has the best family membership in Greenville, SC? Local venues offer great family memberships that make visiting and attending programs affordable for families. Most of the time you pay one flat annual fee and enjoy their programs all year without any additional cost. In fact, we have a whole list of Greenville Memberships you can explore. BUT, if you’re looking for a quick list of the best family memberships in Greenville, you’ve found it. Our readers voted as part of our annual KABOOM Awards contest. Here are their favorite family memberships in Greenville, SC.

Best family memberships, Greenville, SC

2024 KABOOM Awards

KABOOM Awards Guide

The Top 5 Family Memberships in Greenville, SC

Best Family Membership

1st Place: Roper Mountain Science Center


Best Educational Fun: First Place
Best Field Trip: First Place
Best Family Membership: First Place
Best Outdoor Fun: First Place
Best Educational Fun: First Place
Best Outdoor Playground: First Place

Roper Mountain is the place to bring your families for a hands-on and engaging experience whether it’s during the school year for field trips or during the summer for Summer Adventure and Summer Camps. Just ask other families in the area about their experiences and you’ll see why Roper Mountain continues to be a “must-see” experience in the upstate and beyond.

The beautiful 62-acre campus contains an array of state-of-the-art educational facilities including a Planetarium and Observatory, Marine and Ecology labs, a Rainforest, a Living History Farm, Dinosaur Adventure  trail and a new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center.

Families can attend numerous events throughout the year including Friday Starry Nights, Afternoon Explorations, Summer Adventure, Laser Days of Summer, Summer Exploration Camps, and seasonal holiday laser shows. Regardless of age, you’ll surely find a plethora of engaging activities and fun for everyone to enjoy.

Best Indoor Fun: First Place
Best Field Trip: Finalist
Best Family Membership: Finalist
Best Birthday Party: Finalist
Best Educational Fun: Finalist
Best Outdoor Playground: Finalist

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is the 7th largest children’s museum in the country, and the first for indoor fun! With three floors and 30 unique exhibits reflecting the areas of arts, science, health, transportation, environment and more, TCMU-Greenville is the perfect destination for learning and play! With fresh, exciting programs including Food Lab and TCMU Tots, TCMU-Greenville caters to all children ages 0-12.

TCMU-Spartanburg, located in the heart of the community’s historic downtown, houses 6,000 square feet of exhibit and learning space designed to support children ages 0-6, with a focus on early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness.

As a non-profit, TCMU strives to fulfill its educational mission of developing young minds into compassionate problem solvers through purposeful, intentional and accessible play-based learning opportunities. TCMU is also a popular destination for field trips and birthday parties. And The TCMU Store is the Upstate’s most unique toy store, with every purchase supporting TCMU’s important mission.

Both TCMU-Greenville and TCMU-Spartanburg are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.tcmupstate.org.

Best Baby and Toddler Program: Finalist
Best Gymnastics Program: Finalist
Best Family Membership: Finalist

Our methods are FUN, but our mission is Serious! Programs at The Little Gym of Greenville are designed to springboard your child into life’s big adventures.

We provided parent/child, PreK and grade school gymnastics, and dance classes. However, the fun doesn’t stop there! We also have birthday parties, camps, and more!

Once you become a member at TLG Greenville, you become part of the family. We value our relationships and work hard to provide an atmosphere that is welcoming, clean, and inclusive to all.

But don’t take it from us, our reviews say it best! Meredith wrote on Google: “The Little Gym is exactly what you and your family are looking for. They always know your name and you feel so welcomed EVERY time. My daughter has been attending for about a year and she still loves it. The teachers go ABOVE and beyond to make each class different , special and unique.”

Join us to try a class and become a part of our family, today!

Best Overnight Camp: First Place
Best Sports Program: First Place
Best Youth Organization: Finalist
Best Family Membership: Finalist
Best Place to Splash or Swim: Finalist
Best After School Program: Finalist
Best Summer Camp: Finalist

For more than a century, the YMCA of Greenville has strengthened the foundations of the community we serve. We’re proud of our diverse population and are passionate about keeping our promise to be a force for good.

We serve people from all walks of life in the Greenville County area through YMCA memberships and programs.

We’re committed to nurturing the potential of children through Youth Development, improving the nation’s health and well-being by promoting Healthy Living, and fostering a sense of Social Responsibility by providing opportunities to give back and support our neighbors.

The YMCA of Greenville, following the example of Christ, builds healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

The YMCA of Greenville includes the following branches: Caine Halter Family YMCA, Eastside Family YMCA, George I. Theisen Family YMCA, Prisma Health Family YMCA, Verdae YMCA, YMCA Judson Community Center and YMCA Camp Greenville.